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In response to a recently published incorrect article, the Sheep Veterainry Society would like to point out that a sheep scab mite will survive off the sheep and remain infestive for up to 18 days.  This has important implications for the transmission of the mites from vehicles, handling pens or fields that have contained scab-infested sheep.

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“To promote the prevention
of disease and the welfare of
sheep by providing a forum
for discussion, distribution of
research results and provision
of advice on veterinary
matters relating to sheep”

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Sheep Veterinary Society,
SVS Secretariat,
Moredun Research Institute,
Pentlands Science Park,
Bush Loan, Penicuik,
Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Tel: +44 131 445 5111
Fax: +44 131 445 6235

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